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Police Reports

Police Identify City Man Killed In Shooting

Jamestown police do not believe Tuesday night’s shooting that resulted in the death of a 46-year-old man was random. Instead, police believe the incident outside a Water Street home was likely a targeted attack. In the first recorded homicide in the city of Jamestown since February of this ...

Mother Charged In August Drowning Death Of Child

WARREN, Pa. — The mother of a 2-year-old girl who drowned in the Allegheny River in August has been charged with endangering the welfare of children. Patti Jo Vargason, 39, 215 Valley View Lane, was charged by Pennsylvania State Police on Wednesday. The incident occurred on August ...

City Man Sentenced To Prison In May Burglary Case

A 43-year-old Jamestown man has been sentenced to state prison following a May burglary. The Chautauqua County District Attorney’s Office on Monday announced that David Hanley will serve two and a third to seven years in prison. The city man pleaded guilty in July to a third-degree burglary ...

Area Police Reports

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT — FORESTVILLE — Chautauqua County Sheriff’s Department responded to an address in the town of Hanover around 3 p.m. Friday for a report of an altercation. After an investigation it was found that Daniel Baez, 24, of Forestville, engaged in a ...

Area Police Report

CHAUTAUQUA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ¯ STOCKTON — Rudy Ryen, 45, of Sinclairville, was charged with driving while ability impaired with drugs and alcohol, consumption of alcohol in a motor vehicle, seventh-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance and moving from lane unsafely. ...

Warren County Man Pleads To Child Rape Charges

WARREN, Pa. — A Warren, Pa., man faces lifetime registration as a sex offender and the prospect of decades in prison as a result of a plea Thursday to charges including rape of a child. Michael D. Johnson, Canton Street, Warren, entered the plea before Judge Gregory Hammond to two counts of ...